One of the most important cities in the Philippines is, of course, Makati City. The city is home to the country's Wall Street, which is Ayala Avenue-the main artery of Makati that is home to the buildings that define its skyline. Some of these buildings include RCBC Plaza, Insular Life Building, Robinson Summit Center, and The Enterprise Center.
In 2018, NOVA Group completed the NEX Tower, which was added to the roster of prestigious buildings on Ayala Avenue. In this property highlight, we will talk about the building's accessibility, its overall design, its amenities, and its technical specifications.
NEX Tower's Landscape view
The NEX Tower is located at 6786 Ayala Ave, Legazpi Village, Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. It is right in between the Makati Skyplaza and Rufino Pacific Tower.
This location is accessible by multiple means of transportation, such as the jeepneys that pass along Ayala, which can take you to different entry/exit points of the city. There are also two major bus stops that are a 3-5 min walk from the building — Ayala Makati Sky Plaza and Ayala Triangle Paseo de Roxas. About an additional 5 mins, you can also reach the major station of Ayala Avenue, which is home to the Ayala MRT station, and the terminal hub which houses different P2P bus terminals and UV Express. Lastly, you can easily hail a cab or book a Grab car online when in the business district.
NEX Tower's Location Map
When it comes to supporting services, the NEX tower certainly does not lack any. Along Ayala Avenue alone, there are a lot of retail options for your everyday needs. All the commercial banks are here and there are numerous mid-to-high-end dining options. At the back of the building, you will have access to Legazpi Village, where you can find a lot of convenience stores, mini-marts, and more dining options. Through Legazpi Village, you can easily walk to the major malls of Greenbelt Mall, Landmark Makati, SM Makati, and Glorietta Mall. It is also important to note that, NEX Tower is only 3 mins walk away from the Makati Medical Center. In case of emergencies, having access to a good hospital is a major advantage. Additionally, the city's fire station and police station are both located along Ayala Avenue, which means a fast response time should there be a need for their help.
When it comes to the building design, NEX stands out with its modern and sleek exterior facade, which is hard to miss if you pass through Ayala Avenue. Its unique shape has dramatic diagonal fins that reduce solar flares and heat — not only is it beautiful but also functional. The material palette used for its interiors further enhances the tower’s cutting edge qualities offering a contrast between light and dark, transparent and opaque to build an architectural language that captures the essence of modernist premium design.
The NEX tower has been selected as the Best Green Development Award winner in the 2019 MIPIM Asia Awards. The program recognizes excellence in architecture and real estate in the Asia Pacific region each year. The Best Green Development Award honors projects that achieve high levels of sustainability. With over 50 projects submitted to the awards program from leading developers across the region, NEX Tower was the sole finalist and the only award winner from the Philippines that's been selected for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Award for Excellence. The award recognizes superior development efforts across the Asia Pacific region in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
This tower was designed by acclaimed architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It was designed to achieve the LEED Platinum certification that it has today. They are currently applying for WELL certification, which will strengthen their portfolio even more, as this will not only make NEX Tower a “sustainable building” but also a “healthy building”.
NEX Tower's facade from Ayala Avenue
NEX Tower welcomes you with an international—quality arrival either from its main entrance along Ayala Avenue or from the back entrance along the Dela Rosa access road. Both entrances lead to a soaring lobby that has a 16-meter Floor-To-Ceiling Reception with impressive lush greenery walls.